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Daily Press Briefing: China
Deputy Spokesperson Toner (Feb. 17): ” I am confirming that commercial imagery appears to indicate that China has deployed a surface-to-air missile system on a disputed outpost in the South China Sea. If this is true, we believe this will raise tensions further in the region.” Full Text»

Forum on Sexual Violence in Conflict
Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Catherine Russell will convene experts, practitioners, and policymakers for Women and Foreign Policy: Is Everything We Know About Wartime Rape Wrong? at the Department of State February 19 from 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. More»

Statement on Bahrain
Deputy Spokesperson Toner (Feb. 17): “Five years ago this week, Bahrainis from all backgrounds called for political reforms that would bring greater respect for their universal rights and fundamental freedoms.” Full Text»

Haiti’s Electoral Cycle
Special Coordinator Merten (Feb. 17): “The United States supports credible, transparent, and secure elections that reflect the will of the Haitian people, and we believe that only a democratically elected government provides the legal legitimacy to govern Haiti…” Full Text»

Terrorist Attack in Ankara, Turkey
Deputy Spokesperson Toner (Feb. 17): “The United States strongly condemns the terrorist attack on Turkish military personnel and civilians today in Ankara, Turkey.” Full Text»

Venezuela: Inclusion of All Parties a Key to Solving Challenges
Deputy Spokesperson Toner (Feb. 17): “The United States remains concerned about actions taken by the Venezuelan administration to silence its opponents, which have led to a climate of intimidation and repression.”  Full Text»

Visit of Republic of Korea (R.O.K.) Deputy National Security Advisor Cho Tae-yong

Deputy Secretary Antony Blinken will host Republic of Korea (R.O.K.) Deputy National Security Advisor Cho Tae-yong in Washington on February 18, 2016, to discuss U.S.-R.O.K. strategic coordination on D.P.R.K. policy. The two will also discuss the international community’s response to North Korea’s latest violations of UN Security Council resolutions, including its January 6 nuclear test and its February 7 launch using proscribed ballistic missile technology.

Source: U S Department of State

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